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By helenlinda
Born yesterday in school. We had 10 eggs and each produced a chick on 29th Feb - I wonder if they will survive 4 years until their next birthday.
An amazing experience for the children to watch them hatch.
I don't work on Wednesdays, but went up in the afternoon for a meeting and at that point there was just one egg left - I waited until 5.50 for that to finally crack and risked being locked in for the night as 5.45 is lock-up time
More pictures to come- but a pretty one to start with

Its also St David's Day today, so special birthday wishes to my own Dave over in Florida - no daffodil this year, but at least the chick is yellow WinkWinkWinkWink

Enjoy your leeks if you are Welsh SmileSmileSmile

Thanks for looking


Tags: Digitally manipulated Pets and captive animals Portraits and people

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1 Mar 2012 7:29AM
Very cute!


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NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
1 Mar 2012 7:40AM
must have been great watching the kids.Nice work.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 7:41AM
Thanks Len and Neil Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
1 Mar 2012 7:45AM
What a wonderful image, Helen, and a great experience for the school children, too, watching the eggs hatch. I bet a few of the kids won't be so keen on eating egg now Smile Carol
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
1 Mar 2012 7:55AM
Very cute and lovely work indeed,very well done,
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 7:57AM
Thanks Carol and Saeid Smile
James_C 7 36 56 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 8:19AM
That's lovely Helen. What a wonderful experience for the children.

philhomer 6 69 32 England
1 Mar 2012 8:23AM
NIcely porocessed
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 8:25AM
Fabulous image Helen, I love the processing and presentation.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
1 Mar 2012 8:27AM
This is sooo cute Helen!

CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 8:57AM
Definitely cute!!! Carole
luceombra 5 27 5 Italy
1 Mar 2012 9:00AM
sheer delicacy
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 10:38AM
That is so cute Helen.. Peter
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
1 Mar 2012 10:41AM
Aw, so gentle. Lovely image for St David's.
7 10 10 England
1 Mar 2012 11:49AM
So lovely Helen and what a super experience for the children.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 11:56AM
How adorable! A lovely image Helen!
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
1 Mar 2012 12:18PM
A precious gift of life.
1 Mar 2012 12:32PM
good capture Helen and what a superb experience for the kids there should be more of nature/farming education

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
1 Mar 2012 12:58PM
Delightful image Helen - beautifully worked.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
1 Mar 2012 1:06PM
A very dear image that says rebirth and spring! Thanks for sharing this lovely event!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
1 Mar 2012 1:29PM
Aw, how cute! A super shot, Helen Wink
Trev Smile
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 1:36PM
You have, in one second or less, redefined the meaning of cute. Well done, and a wonderful image. Smile

1 Mar 2012 3:10PM
A beautiful image Helen...........Sandy
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
1 Mar 2012 3:56PM
Aww, little poppet.
Love shot and working.

exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
1 Mar 2012 4:19PM
A Beautiful image Helen & experience for you
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
1 Mar 2012 5:06PM
This is so cute. - gary
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
1 Mar 2012 7:07PM
This will convince the kids now,
that it was the egg that came first Helen !!
Good shot.
moiral 6 12 Scotland
1 Mar 2012 7:49PM
Beautiful shot and love the processing Helen. Moira
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 7:57PM
Thanks everyone for your comments - been busy taking more photos of the chicks today- can't believe how quickly they have grown Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 8:23PM
what a little cutie and with such great detail - not many can boast being born on the 29th of this month (last month then)Wink
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 8:47PM
Thanks Ann SmileSmile
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
1 Mar 2012 10:28PM
Precious image. Reminds me of my childhood, and chicks being born - we had a rooster, and grandmother would leave some of the eggs to hatch.
First time I held one of these chicks I was so disappointed they were not velvety soft!

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 7:53AM
I can imagine the excitement - yours and the children's! Nicely processed Helen.
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 5:59PM
Excellent work and a wonderful story too, Helen.
Shell Smile
Cor 7 Belgium
2 Mar 2012 6:16PM
A beauty. Smile
7 Mar 2012 4:35PM
Such a beautiful image.wonderful work,would love to be able to do a the background like this..Lin

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